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Research Project: Functional Genomics Approaches for Controlling Diseases of Poultry

Location: Animal Biosciences & Biotechnology Laboratory

Title: Direct-fed microbials in broiler chickens challenged with Eimeria maxima or raised on Clostridium spp.-contaminated used litter

Author
item Lee, Kyung Woo - Konkuk University
item Lillehoj, Hyun

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/2/2015
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Dietary direct-fed microbials (DFMs) influence the composition of gut microbiota and enhance gut health in broiler chickens. Increasing scientific data have been gathered to show that gut microbiota plays an important role in the development of the immune system and the maintenance of homeostasis within the mature immune system in mammal and chickens. It is expected that dietary DFMs will be widely accepted as an antibiotic alternative to balance gut microbiota in association with altered host immunity situations towards an increase in the resistance of chickens to enteric diseases. Additional keywords: broiler chicken, coccidiosis, direct-fed microbials, gut microbiota.